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Children's Resources
Children's Resources
Fun Sites for Kids:

  • Alphabet ActionBembo's Zoo, and Walphabet – The ABC’s come to life with shapes, colors and sounds on these entertaining and educational websites.
  • FunBrain – Home of the popular Poptropica and other cool and entertaining games that teach math and reading skills.
  • FunGooms – Visit the FunGoom family and enjoy simple games, music and stories for young children. Pre-schoolers can have fun learning mouse control with the funny games.
  • GameGoo from Earobics – A kid-friendly site for fun, stick-with-you educational games that help develop early reading skills.
  • Learn4Good – The Kids’ Area and Games offer interactive learning play.
  • Literacy Center Education Network – With a kid-friendly interface and loads of fun and educational games, this is a must-see site.
  • PBS Kids – Games and videos based on PBS’s award-winning shows including Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Between the Lions, and Sid the Science Kid.
  • Sesame Street – A longtime favorite of children and parents, Sesame Street’s website offers games, videos, math and reading activities, and more.
  • SIRS Discoverer – Database for kids in grades K-6 provided by the South Dakota State Library.
  • Starfall – Learn the alphabet and begin reading with interactive games with animation and sound.
  • StoryPlace's Pre-school Library – Charlotte Mecklingburg Library hosts this fun site where you can choose from 15 themes such as Pets, Colors, Shapes, and Bath Time. Each theme features an online activity, digital story, and recommended reading list.
  • TumbleBooks - *NEW*- Choose from thousands of animated picture books to practice reading skills, and enjoy great stories!  
Resources for Parents, Guardians, Caregivers, and Teachers

  • AR Book Finder – Looking for AR Books for your child? Jefferson, Lincoln, McKinley, Mellette, and Roosevelt Elementary Schools now have access to all the tests made by Renaissance Place (AR).  It's easy to search for books by title, author, subject, and reading level.
  • Common Sense Media – Provides reviews and age recommendations for books, movies, video games, apps.
  • Day by Day VA – A Family Literacy Calendar hosted by the Library of Virginia, use  Day By Day VA to learn a new rhyme and/or song, watch videos of rhymes/songs, read a featured ebook from Tumblebooks and more!
  • Get Ready To Read – Educators and parents will benefit from free screening tools, links to local resources, and kid-friendly skill-building activities.
  • Juvenile Series and Sequels – Curious to find out the next book in a Children's or Young Adult Series? Check out this database maintained by the Mid-Continent Public Library System.
  • Read! SD – South Dakota's Summer Reading Challenge.
  • Reading Rockets – Reading Rockets creates and disseminates free, evidence-based information about reading from practitioners and researchers. Check out the free webcasts including how establish an effective reading program, assessment, pre-reading skills, teaching English language learners, writing, and parent engagement.
  • Reading Is Fundamental – Check out the literacy resources which include recommended learning activities, book lists for all reading levels, insightful and inspirational articles from teachers and parents, easy-to-read brochures, and multicultural materials.
  • Story Blocks – Hosted by the Colorado State Library, Story Blocks is a great way to learn to songs and rhymes to share with your little ones and promote early literacy skills.